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A weekly digest of the big stories around the Jewish world, through a Jewish Journalist lens.

    58. Explaining This Week In Israel

    58. Explaining This Week In Israel

    This has been a long, hard, awful week in Israel. In this episode, we take a deep dive into how things started, if there's any way out of it, and what comes next.

    TRANSCRIPT: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1L4VY8SQTXBlaBbKvNFqx0YfeU1ASCyUtgR7kGC_hJJM/edit?usp=sharing
    https://jerusaleminstitute.org.il/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/PUB_sheikhjarrah_eng.pdf
    https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/east-jerusalem-land-ownership-different-rules-for-jews-arabs-667710
    https://www.timesofisrael.com/jerusalems-on-fire-and-its-poised-to-spread-in-israel-gaza-and-the-west-bank/
    https://www.timesofisrael.com/jewish-arab-violence-rolls-through-cities-like-wildfire-with-police-overwhelmed/
    https://www.jta.org/2021/05/13/israel/it-looks-dire-but-im-hopeful-jewish-and-arab-coexistence-activists-respond-to-the-violence-in-israels-streets
    https://twitter.com/JudahAriGross/status/1393069600137531392?s=20

    • 28 min
    57. Defining Antisemitism, Part 2

    57. Defining Antisemitism, Part 2

    Are the newly-created Nexus Document and Jerusalem Declaration definitions of antisemitism legitimate alternatives to the IHRA definition? And are the three definitions really that different anyway?

    https://www.holocaustremembrance.com/working-definition-antisemitism
    https://israelandantisemitism.com/the-nexus-document/
    https://jerusalemdeclaration.org
    http://dsadevil.blogspot.com/2021/03/the-nexus-in-shadow-of-ihra.html
    https://www.jta.org/2021/04/07/united-states/inside-the-debate-over-judaism-and-zionism-that-quietly-roiled-the-university-of-iowa
    TRANSCRIPT: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1k3vjfuh8hbB6qoPlHcR4cwB16cA0bFvFQPqj0BXEd-c/edit?usp=sharing

    • 19 min
    56. Defining Antisemitism, Part 1

    56. Defining Antisemitism, Part 1

    Trying to define antisemitism is all the rage. But trying to find and agree on a definition is creating rage. Part one takes a look at the popular IHRA definition and some of the First Amendment effects, and the polarization around it all.
    TRANSCRIPT: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1aTsnmSkMOa7dA2FbV8zTKQgv76e-CkvpGf7z2UdyZfg/edit?usp=sharing
    https://www.holocaustremembrance.com/resources/working-definitions-charters/working-definition-antisemitism
    https://news.berkeley.edu/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/DOE.OCR_.pdf
    https://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Op-Ed-Contributors/Standing-up-for-Jewish-students-325648
    https://www.politico.com/agenda/story/2017/01/government-crack-down-anti-semitism-college-campuses-000272/
    https://www.aaup.org/news/cary-nelson-and-kenneth-stern-pen-open-letter-campus-antisemitism#.WQtMvVPyuRs
    https://www.adl.org/resources/backgrounders/about-the-ihra-working-definition-of-antisemitism

    • 25 min
    55. Fourth Election Done, Fifth On Deck?

    55. Fourth Election Done, Fifth On Deck?

    Israel's fourth election in less than two years is done, but are we any closer to a functional government now, or is a fifth election in less than three years coming up soon? How did we get here and where do we go next?

    TRANSCRIPT: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1OF6_UZ0-geuEXwCbLUJ7UjiJyvRZJCH1GcREerNmljg/edit?usp=sharing
    https://www.timesofisrael.com/4th-times-not-the-charm-with-ballots-tallied-netanyahu-once-again-falls-short/
    https://twitter.com/AmySpiro/status/1375109630590877699?s=20

    • 17 min
    54. The Jewish Megadonor Problem

    54. The Jewish Megadonor Problem

    It's great when megadonors support their cause in the Jewish community, but what happens when they suddenly walk away? Also updates on the Gender Equity In Hiring Project's pay equity spreadsheet and the upcoming Israeli election.
    TRANSCRIPT: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nK_1TUTpkiPBj8eLhSPZHxvdd_iZ4h4HqELubugdld8/edit?usp=sharing

    https://www.jta.org/2021/02/23/united-states/the-jewish-worlds-biggest-donor-to-disability-inclusion-has-quietly-pulled-its-funding
    https://www.youtube.com/c/BimBam/featured
    https://jewishweek.timesofisrael.com/digital-jewish-media-struggles-for-donors/
    https://www.genderequityinhiringproject.org/geihp781973
    https://www.genderequityinhiringproject.org/open-salary-spreadsheet
    https://www.timesofisrael.com/just-29-of-israelis-think-elections-will-end-the-political-deadlock-poll-shows/
    https://tcjewfolk.com/podcast/leaderfolk/

    • 13 min
    53. Israel, Vaccines, and the SNL 'Joke'

    53. Israel, Vaccines, and the SNL 'Joke'

    A joke -- or 'joke' -- from last week's "Saturday Night Live" has riled many. But it serves as an opportunity to take a deeper dive into the vaccine situation in Israel and the Palestinian Territories.

    Transcript: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Fd30jB2CeuTghi_EXg0HHWXSDvHJ0EAM8ZFFEL01WPQ/edit
    https://youtu.be/9X_HgJ3KMvY
    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/04/world/middleeast/israel-palestinians-vaccine.html
    https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/coronavirus-vaccinating-palestinians-is-in-israels-interests-netanyahu-657583
    https://www.timesofisrael.com/israel-said-set-to-give-nearly-100000-vaccine-doses-to-15-countries/

    • 17 min

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